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What is new with the Enterprise Compensation Management in EHP5

Word is slowly starting to come out on what will be delivered in Enhancement Package 5 (EHP5) for Enterprise Compensation Management (ECM) and although it is subject to change I thought I would share it with the SDN community. 

EHP5 was delayed by SAP but is currently expected to be available for ramp up customers during Q4 and as someone who has been involved in ramp up projects for EHP1, EHP3 and EHP4 there are a lot of benefits for taking part in the program with the most obvious being the ability to use the latest and greatest that SAP has to offer. Enclosed is a high level description of some of the key items tentatively planned for EHP5 for ECM:

Enhancements for compensation specialist


  • Process Types and Process Support
  • Employee-based Budgeting
  • Power User Access

Enhancements for (higher-level) managers


  • New Web Dynpro ABAP user interface and functionality to enhance planning and approval process
  • Flexible Compensation Planning
    • Configuration of tabs (e.g., All tab)
    • Dependent plans
    • Enterable custom columns
    • Download to Microsoft Excel
    • Planning Overview
  • Employee Compensation Profile
  • Compensation Statements
  • Global Employment
  • Notifications

It is important to note that Enterprise Compensation Management (ECM) got the following new enhancements with enhancment package 4 (EHP4) released last year.

Enhancements for compensation specialist


  • Additional new reports
    • Prepare Organizational Units for Compensation Planning
    • Notify Managers
    • Display Compensation Planning Progress
    • Display Compensation Planning Changes
    • Summarize Compensation Planning Changes
    • Adjust Compensation Process Records
    • Delete Compensation Planning History Data
  • Flexibility to determine employee currency via IT 0001, IT 0008, or customer IT via BAdI
  • Rounding rule
  • Feature Compensation Eligibility Grouping (CELGP) and feature Compensation Guideline Grouping (CGDGP) enhancements
  • Mass changes for guideline matrix values

Enhancements for (higher-level) managers


  • Planning Overview
  • Notifications

Enhanced Integration with Performance Management


  • Appraisal results can be displayed as text as well as links to employee appraisal documents

Customers that have not looked at SAP’s Enterprise Compensation Management functionality in the last year are in for some big surprises as there have many well received additions and the product is a great fit for SAP HCM customers.

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    • Havent seen anything of substance yet on STVN but would expect some things to be presented next week at Sapphire as well as in early June. I will make sure to send you anything I get.
  • Its really nice to see the new feature. would you mind to share the details of the functionalities, as such you mentioned key points of change.

    Again this is a good start for EHP5…..

    • Hi Bharat

      The good news is that EHP5 will be available in late Q2/2011 for general availability as well as all the detailed documentation.

      If you are lucky to be part of the ramp up for EHP5 in Dec 2010 you can get an advanced look at the new ECM changes.

      If there is a specific area you would like to see let me know and I can provide you some detail around it.

      Thanks

      Jarret

      • Hi Jarret,

        we are looking for the following:

        1. system notification that would allow the manager to send a message to all approving managers in their organization to approve their salary recommendations.

        2. options to send automatic notification to the manager when a change is made to IT-759.

        3. options for budget generation with/without PCP module.

        Thanks for your time.

        Regards,
        Bharat

        • What I mention below makes the assumption that you have EHP5 and necessary ECM prereqs (ie HCM_ECM_CI_1/2)

          1. Lots of new notification functionality so this will be possible.

          2. Not sure.

          3. There will be 2 options for budgeting
          A.Bottom Up approach
          – Budgets are determined and saved at EE level
          –EE level budget gets added up to obtain the org unit budget
          – Calculation methods for employee budget

          B.Top-down approach
          – Budgets are determined at org unit level

          On a side I would put any other questions in the SAP HR Forum so that others can use going forward.

          Regards,

          Jarret